Your well-being is the most important education you will ever receive in the school of life! 

Flowing and Growing Through Life

Everything is energy and energy is transforming. Nature shows us this time and time again. One season gently transforming to the next season, daylight into the darkness of night, windy storms settling into stillness. A fallen leaf eventually becomes part of the earth, a fallen pine cone becomes food or a seed, a seed becomes a tree or a flower. What may seem like the end is actually the becoming of something new. Energy transforming. Energy becoming. Who have you become? Who are you becoming? Life has a way of bringing up this question again and again as we confront both daily challenges and life-changing events.

What if who you are becoming, or hope to become, is also about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you so you can discover, or re-discover, your true nature and how you want to show up in life no matter what obstacles may appear – in health, relationships, or other life circumstances.

“Things falling apart is a kind of testing and also a kind of healing. We think that the point is to pass the test or to overcome the problem, but the truth is that things don’t really get solved. They come together and they fall apart. Then they come together again and fall apart again. It’s just like that. The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy.” ― Pema Chödrön

The word university is derived from the Latin word universus, meaning “whole, entire.” Mindful Kindful YOUniversity (MK YOU) is the study of YOU and your whole-being on this journey of life. Learn and practice how to navigate and flow through life moment to moment in a healthy, balanced, and positive way for mental and physical health and well-being.

“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” ~Wendell Berry

Through MK YOU’s sound healing and nature-based, trauma-informed mindfulness lessons, experiences, and practices you will learn pragmatic, simple evidence-based practices to navigate the ups and downs of daily living to positively support you in responding to life as it is — the good stuff, the tough stuff, all of it — with grace and the skills to be mindful, kindful, and peaceful  ~ the foundation for greater strength, resilience, health, and happiness. 

Well-being is a skill and all skills require practice!

Come learn, practice, and grow with us! Mindful Kindful YOuniversity offers these nourishing services to support you: Sound Healing / Drum Circles / Retreats

Our YOUniversity programs and offerings have been shifting and transforming. In 2017 I was inspired to launch Mindful Kindful YOUniversity to share mindfulness and well-being programs to make a positive impact on the lives of children, and adults, in our schools and communities while addressing the challenges youth (and adults) face in school and in life, which interfere with learning, relationships, and mental health & well-being. In 2022,  I needed to return to working full time (in the traditional sense) which meant letting go of my in-school programs and putting the development  of my virtual “Mindful Explorers” youth program on pause.  In so doing, I was reminded of the incredible challenges of working in the public education system and and my focus has turned to offering Sound Journeys, Drum Circles, and Retreats for self-care, relaxation, connection, and healing for adults.  [LGBTQ friendly]

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Thematic social-emotional learning (SEL) lessons, mindfulness practices, and extended activities for elementary school level children in school and at home. UPDATE 2023: THIS COURSE, AND PREVIOUS YOUTH/SCHOOL PROGRAMS, ARE ON PAUSE AT THIS TIME.

Every next level of life will require a new, improved version of YOU. Are you ready? I’ll guide you along the way.

Dee DiGioia

Founder of “Mindful Kindful YOUniversity” 

Sound Healing Practitioner

Drum Circle Facilitator

Mindfulness & Life Skills Guide for Well-being through Nature Connectedness

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The symbolism of the dragonfly aligns with the intentions of Mindful Kindful YOUniversity. The dragonfly is often associated with transformation, wisdom, adaptability, resilience, and power. The dragonfly begins its life submerged under water as a nymph and endures many obstacles and challenges before emerging as the revered and beautiful dragonfly. As we shed any negative or unskillful patterns of limiting thoughts, behaviors, and habits, then we are growing our “wings” and are empowered to experience a whole new way of living in happiness, health, wisdom, and well-being. This is our true nature.